Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive & transitive verb To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
  • noun The act or habit of stuttering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To speak with a marked stammer; utter words with frequent breaks and repetitions of parts, either habitually or under special excitement.
  • Synonyms Falter, etc. See stammer.
  • To utter with breaks and repetitions of parts of words; say disjointedly.
  • noun One who stuts or stutters; a stutterer.
  • noun A marked stammer; broken and hesitating utterance of words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.
  • noun The act of stuttering; a stammer. See stammer, and stuttering.
  • noun obsolete One who stutters; a stammerer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To speak with a spasmodic repetition of vocal sounds.
  • noun A speech disorder characterised by stuttering.
  • noun obsolete One who stutters; a stammerer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb speak haltingly
  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Frequentative of dialectal stut, from Middle English stutten.]

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